Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I wonder how many blog posts, Facebook status updates, Tweets and whatever else out there that are claiming what I am going to claim right now - New Year, New Me!  I'm pretty sure I have said that before and I have done pretty well once, long ago.

But now I have lost a lot of that progress and gained back about half of what I have lost.  I've tried many things, many different workout programs that work for a while and then I stop for a number of different reasons.  So, I decided for now to go back to what worked the best and what I was able to stick with the longest - running.

Although I do have some loftier goals this year.  Yesterday I started the Couch to 10k program.  I ran in a marathon relay in September and it was the most amazing experience ever!  I ran a 5k leg and was pretty slow, but I knew I would be going in.  I would love to run a longer leg this year if they invite me to run again!  I started last night.

Right now I'm starting slow - getting back into an exercise routine.  Running 3 days a week.  Then I'm planning to add on strength training 3 days a week.  I found a pretty awesome routine in a health and fitness magazine I get through work called a dumbbell complex. You can find an example here. 

I know what I eat is important too, but right now I've decided to mostly focus on exercise and not so much about food.  I'll tackle that one down the road a little more.  I need to get back into the exercise routine first.  And I have chosen running and the dumbbell workout because I can do both of them at home or at work - one excuse I am able to eliminate!

So, Happy New Year everyone!  Be safe and enjoy!

Here's to a happy and healthy 2014!